Thursday, September 27, 2012

5/Golden Rebar-2

Buried inside a big camp was this Gem.

I have no idea if this is a pure creation or a mass product shelter, this shelter looks one-of-a-kind.

Instant Golden Rebar.

Made of wood, the struts simply interlock with the hub connectors without nails or screws.
Simplicity and grace make a unique design. Magnificent!
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The parachute hangs by small hooks at the center of the connector hubs.


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Last but not least, the evaporating system. Unique. Bravo!


Richard Teague said...

I was wondering about when you are erecting the dome frame how hard is it to put in the struts that interlock into the wooden hubs? Don't get me wrong I really like the design but is there some bending of the struts to get them into place? I have been considering building a dome frame in this way. I wish there was a site that showed how it was made or a video. It seems the smartest way to put together a temporary structure and it looks really good!

P.Glade said...

Hello Richard this is a really nice and simple structure. I guess like you mentioned there is some kind of bending on the struts. Years ago I was in touch with the designer of this structure, I am still waiting for his reply. I just saw it once at BRC, too bad, it is a very elegant solution to dome building.

Richard Teague said...

I am sold on this design. I will have to make sure I have a bendable type of wood. It sure is as you say an elegant dome. Thanks for the reply. 😉

Warren said...

Looking at the pics it seems the struts slot in and build from the top down then the whole design will self support and anchoring the hubs touching the ground will make it stable. My guess he used exterior plywood and polyurethaned it.

It is an elegant design, and looks low cost to make.